Months-old Luzerne County ethics complaint still in envelope

Luzerne County’s ethics commission received a complaint in July, but nobody has even unsealed the envelope to read it yet. The reason: the envelope must be opened by an outside attorney under the council-adopted ethics code. And the commission has been unable to find lawyers, even though it has posted repeated public advertisements. Due to […]

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There are a lot of evenings happening in the Back Mountain

Lehman-Idetown UMC services LEHMAN TWP. — The Lehman-Idetown United Methodist Church at 1011 Mountain View Dr. will hold aChristmas Candlelight Vesper service at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17. A Christmas Eve Candlelight service is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24, at the church. Back Mountain Memorial Library to hold new children’s event DALLAS […]

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Black Knights coach hopes to follow example of rival Mountaineers

DALLAS TWP. — Nathan Schlichter spotted a positive in the dominant display the Dallas Mountaineers put on against his Lake-Lehman boys basketball team in Tuesday night’s Black and Blue Rivalry Trophy Game. Schlichter acknowledged how strong Dallas looks early this season, including in the 66-29 rout, and pointed to the Mountaineers’ level of play as […]

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Misericordia University hold webinar on fiduciary responsibilities of board members and presidents

DALLAS TWP. – Thomas J. Botzman, president of Misericordia University, and Christopher L. Borton, chair of the board of trustees, collaborated in November to present the webinar, “The Board as Fiduciary: What Board Members and Presidents Need to Know,” for the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. The webinar, moderated by Susan Whealler […]

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Dallas Days Old-Fashioned Tree Lighting draws a crowd

DALLAS TWP. — A crowd of over 300 people counted down to the lighting of a 30-foot Concolor Fir tree at the Dallas Days Old-Fashioned Tree Lighting Dec. 9 at the site of the former Dallas Township School, off Church Street. The towering tree’s bright LED lights flicked on after Santa touched it. Attendees burst […]

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Lake-Lehman Foundation holds holiday tea as fundraiser

DALLAS TWP. — The Lake Lehman Foundation is aiming to make tea and scones as synonymous with the holiday season as Santa’s milk and cookies. The non-profit organization held its first ladies’ holiday tea Dec. 10 to raise money for its scholarship program. Lake-Lehman School District Assistant Superintendent and foundation board member Tracey Liparela said […]

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Harveys Lake Borough receives grant funding to eradicate hydrilla

HARVEYS LAKE — A recently acquired $2 million grant will further eradicate hydrilla from Harveys Lake, Michell’e Boice, a Harveys Lake Borough member said Tuesday. Hydrilla, an aggressive growing aquatic plant, took root in the lake in 2014 and quickly infected 250 acres of the 600-acre lake in three years, said Fred Lubnow, the director […]

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Back Mountain Police Association holds coat drive, Christmas celebration

WILKES-BARRE — Winter coats of many colors and sizes hung in several rows inside St. Andrew’s Church in Wilkes-Barre Dec. 10. The coats, along with other winter necessities, including gloves, scarves and hats were collected by the Back Mountain Police Association, a nonprofit organization comprised of 21 police departments in the Back Mountain and West […]

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Dallas Elementary School held annual Holiday Shoppe

DALLAS TWP. — Eight-year-old Sophia Davidson and her friend Payton Quinn took advantage of the Dallas Elementary School’s Holiday Shoppe held Dec. 8 and 9. The annual Parent Teacher Organization-sponsored event gives students the opportunity to purchase gifts for family members while parents shop a variety of local vendors and crafters. Children and their families […]

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Bob Dolbear celebrates 102nd birthday

DALLAS TWP. —Bob Dolbear, the founder of the “Old Shoe” football game between Dallas and Lake-Lehman school districts celebrated his 102nd birthday on Thursday, Dec. 7. A resident at The Village at Greenbriar in Dallas Township, Dolbear celebrated with friends and family. Dolbear grew up in Plains Township and attended Plain High School. He graduated […]

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